New Delhi | Chefs from across the country were pitted against each other and encouraged to add artistic flourishes to daily fare in ‘Culinary Art India 2016- Battle of Chefs’ that concluded here recently. A five-day festival, organised by India Culinary Forum in association with Hospitality First and ITPO saw participation of 300 chefs from across the country and abroad, exhibiting their culinary skills.
The food extravaganza saw competitions under 16 categories over four days including authentic Indian Regional, Artistic Pastry Showpiece, Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Petit Fours and Pralines, Three Course Set Dinner Menu, Three Tier Wedding Cake, Plated Appetizers, Dress The Cake, Plated Desserts and Mocktail. 137 chefs were awarded in different categories.
The chefs were judged by a jury comprising of celebrity chefs from all across the globe participating as honorary guests. The jury was presided by Malayasian Chef Shanli Ong Beng Yew.
Yew believes that Indian cuisine is globally famous and does not require any further advertisement. I think that Indian cuisine is already globalised. It’s imperative that all stakeholders within the culinary fraternity make a concerted effort to promote a nation’s cuisine to the global audience and also to compete in as many competitions regionally and globally, Yew said. Expressing his love for Indian food, Yew said that Indian cuisine comprises of exotic flavours and the kaleidoscope of spices are found here, making it unique and standing for itself.